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Blowin' in the Wind

Pinwheel blocks set on point spin across the top of a vintage red, white, and blue quilt. Making 256 triangle-squares for this project is a great way to practice your piecing. 


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From the collection of Pella, Iowa Historical Society



•    4-3⁄8 yards solid white (blocks, setting squares, setting triangles, corner triangles, binding)

•    1-1⁄8 yards each solid red and solid blue (blocks)

•    4-3⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    80" square batting


Finished quilt: 73-1⁄2" square 

Finished block: 11-1⁄2" square


Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. 

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.